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12 THE DAILY HOME NEWS, NEW BRUNSWICK, N. J., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1949. THE DAILY HOME NEWS Entered at Part Offic m Second dam SUttar PublliBd la New Bnuuwtck. M. J., by Tb Bom Nws PubUahlas O. Cntr B Boytf President Mm. Victor r. Bidder, vie, president. Ml MelleMt Perklna. saoond rice president and sacretary. Bush N. Bovd treasurer and cenerai manaffcr. John K. Quad. mng.n editor and business manager Miss Anna F. Lastar. assistant bual-ness manner. Barvav A. Hufl advartialn manaier atalvta Ellia. circulation SUTWCRIPTION RATTS BOMX KIWB BY CARRIER Sinrle coot. S cents: on week SO eaata HOME NEWS PUBLISHING COMPANY Telephone New Brunswick 3-4000 HOVTE NT.WS BT MAIL. One week 39 cenu (la advance): one month. S1.S0 fin advance: three months Mas ila advance!: sts months). MOO (in advanca): twelve months SIS SO iui advance). . THX DAILY BOMX NZWS PLATTOIUs A union railroad and bus sution. Annexation of suburban areas. Concentration on the task ot build in homes. partleuUrly (or vetersna NOW I Shade tree develooment o( all residential areas. The restoration of the Raritan River. Elimination of the Burnet street slum area. Realization of the master Dlan t A Middlesex County, housing authority. Auld Lang Syne For Camp Kilmer By now, we are gradually getting accustomed to the idea that Camp Kilmer is to be no more. For years New Brunswick had the experience of being a busy VArmy town." Now that title is disappearing. Tomorrow Camp Kilmer troops will have their last parade for civilian friends and neighbors In the Raritan Valley area, to be held at the post parade grounds. The first parade by Kilmer troops for civilians was for the New Brunswick United War Chest on October 12, 1942. The first parade was the first of many community events in which Camp Kilmer men participated. Camp Kilmer always met its quota for fund raising drives, even going over the top for their part in this year's Community Chest, though there were fewer men to give. The last parade kills rumors that the camp might not move after alL Tomorrow's brisk military music and trim, precision steps will be the last to be heard and seen here, for the olive drab will soon be marching away from New Brunswick. Tomorrow's parade music would end appropriately with "Auld Lang Syne." 'Round About lown Ootnioni which may be expressed in this column are those of individual staff members and not necessarily those of the owners of the newsoaoer. ON THE RECORD By DOROTHY THOMPSON Then Comes Cripps I ii r'rr f S f A . New Mold Is Cast Stock Markets ReflecV Sound American Business The declaration of a $4.25 year-end dividend by Gen eral Motors points up two important facts. First, 1949 has been pretty generally an excellent year profit-wise for American business and industry. And second, sound stocks on the various exchanges still appear to be reasonably priced. The General Motors dividend announced this week brings total payments on the common stock to $8 per share this year as compared with $4.50 last year. The $8 payment for the year is the largest since 1929, but it is well supported by earnings of $11.21 per share for the first three quarters of the year. General Motors is currently selling around 69 on the New York Stock Exchange. Its low for the year was 51 and a fraction. Anyone who bought at the low is getting an annual return of approximately 15 per cent on his investment. Even at today's price, the return is generous. Plenty of other sound common stocks on the Stock Exchange and the Curb Exchange are selling at prices to yield investors returns of six to 10 per cent on their money. This price-dividend relationship is in decided contrast to the situation in 1929 when prices were so high that dividend returns of one and two percent were commonplace. The outpouring of year-end dividends which is taking place should emphasize the sound investment practice of buying good common stocks and it should, too, raise the people's confidence in the nation's economic strength. THEME SONG In response to requests for a theme song, the ftestore the Raritan Society has received a contribution from Harvey B. Voor-hees Sr. of 294 George street, a member of the B. M. I. of Hollywood, Calif., and ah ' associate member of the Hollywood Screen Writers' Association. The title of the song is "Raritan My Raritan" and the words are as follows: "When I was a little boy "It was my pride and joy , "To sit upon her banks and watch th tide "Oh bring back those days, restore her pride." There are three stanzas to the chorua, and the first goes: . "As I sat there dreaming of days of yore "Like my dad and mother used to do before "Dreaming of a beautiful river as a man "My heart aches for her, Raritan my Raritan." . Voorhees' song was sent to William H . Jaqui, one of the organizers of the society. o PERPLEXING CASE Page Solomon or maybe Judges Klemmer Kalteisscn or Charles M. Morris. Who is responsible in the following case? A downtown resident owns a dog and keeps it in the house. As a further precaution against the dog catcher the woman keeps her gate securely locked. The other day a local fireman, on a routine inspection trip, vis ited the downtown home and ab-sentmindedly walked out leaving both the door and tne gate ajar. The pup followed the fireman out just as the dog catcher was making his rounds. The pet wound up in the city pound, with the owner very much incensed. . Now who should pay for its release? Any sugjestions should be sent to Captain Pete Zarillo at Fire Headquarters. , There ought to be a season on national political campaigns, confining them to a limited number of weeks. Franklin D. Roosevelt (perhaps because he never had doubts about who would win) once suggested that national conventions should be held In September instead of June and barnstorming be confined to the period between then and November. As it is, after we have elected a Chief Executive his term is only three-quarters served when he begins campaigning for reelection and on our time. The President, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Minnesota, made a campaign speech, obviously with, an eye on 1952. He revived the picture of American life which was so successful in winning votes in 1948. In this picture, America is divided into three groups: a handful of scheming reactionary "selfish interests"; a little group of scheming revolutionaries; and in the middle the American people, all noble and unselfish, disinterestedly inter-ested in the general welfare and therefore voting for the Demo cratic Party. Of course, this picture, so flattering to everybody (except the a word to Indicate that all of us collectively reap what we sow, or that to loaf on the Job as surely sabotages the general welfare as to grab exorbitant profits. The President said, lor Instance, "we hold that our citizens should have decent housing at prices they can afford." Well, why don't they? They don't because "selfish interests" operate from top to bottom: real estate interests to inflate the cost of building sites; building regulations to compel consumers to pay tribute to selfish collusions of the building trades, the building un ions and corrupt politicians; collusions which force the home- builder to purchase equipment in the - most expensive markets, where a 33 13 per cent markup is customary; union practices which sabotage rational produe tion and compel workers to ef forts way below their capacity; financing procedures which op press the homeowner at every point all this selfishness result ing in everybody injuring everybody else. Everybody Pays Then the government says, "We will sec that you get a home; we will subsidize housing" which selfish" handful) is hooey. SeI-!Jiist means that government takes Press Freedom Gets A National Shrine Persons planning memorials for the dead of World War II gave more consideration, in most parts of the country, to a living memorial rather than a statue or monument. Memorials have taken the form of civic centers, swimming pools, recreation grounds. This is the way it should be. It is good to see, then, that a memorial to a man who contributed much to the cause of freedom of the press in this country Is to be a building on a college campus. The man is Elijah Parish Love joy, who was killed when attempting to guard his printing press from ruffians who did not like his editorials against slavery. He died November 7. 1837. Before his untimely death, Lovejoy wrote, "As long as I am an American citizen and as long as American blood runs in these veins, I shall hold myself at liberty to speak, to write, and to publish whatever I please, being amenable to the laws of my country for the same." The building to be erected in his memory will be located on the campus of his alma mater, Colby College, VVaterville, Maine, near his birthplace. The building will be for classes in social sciences and for the undergraduate Lovejoy Chair of Journalism and allied subjects. The memorial to America's martyr to the freedom of the press is envisioned as a national shrine to the freedom of the press. A committee of newspaper publishers from all sections of the nation is sponsoring the project. . When the building Is constructed, young men and women who attend classes there will be constantly inspired by the courage of the man to whom the building is to be dedicated. This living memorial will help greatly in keep ing vibrant the American tradition of freedom of the press Strike Situation Brightens in Steel Capitulation of another steel company to union de mands brightens the whole steel scene temporarily and sug gests that the other major producers will be falling in line soon. If the steel strike can be completely settled, public and government attention can be focused exclusively on the coal strike and may perhaps hasten a settlement there In the long run, peace in steel will mean little unless coa can be mined to keep the blast furnaces burning. FLUTTERINGS From the. Diary fi) 1 fishncss is not confined to small groups, and the President himself plainly believes that self-interest is the mainspring of politics, for that is what he always appeals to. Farmers are to have high prices, workers high wages, business fair profits, old people comfortable pensions, everybody free medical care, small business an equal break with big business, and everybody "equal rights, and equal opportunities . . . free from fear and discrimination." One is tempted to end this prophesy of heaven on earth with the Biblical words 'and a little child shall lead them." There's Duty Too In the President's vocabulary the words "obligation" and "duty" are non-existent. There is never out of everybody's pocket the difference between what our houses ought to cost, and what they do cost, and then gives back to some what it takes from ail. Promising everybody something for nothing is precisely what Mr. Truman is up to In the name of "unselfishness." Socialism at least has the merit of demonstrating that after the glorious honeymoon of soaking the "small selfish groups," brief because the loot is so small, people have to face the facts of life. After the Trumans come the Stafford Crippses preaching hard work and austerity; and after the Lcnlns, offering loot to the masses, come the Stalins, establishing "corrective labor camps" for the "anti-social." A hard way to learn. tem. steel V-$f :m: xip 111 Hollywood."- By Erskine Johnson Lloyd and Hughes in Feud Red Feather The gentle lap of azure waters on warm, ciear-wnite, spanning sands. A sun so warm, yet so gentle that one "browns" happily, to a mellow tawniness, perhaps as one "snoozes," without the disquieting sense that one may awaken, scorched, to a painful, embarrassing, blistery redness! Then back to the glamorous ho tel for a luxurious dressing for dinner on the terrace . . . soft music . . . billowy gowns . moonlight. (And such a moon as is now shining her benign magic on all this travel-folder delight come real!) '. And after dinner? Ah, dancing neath the stars. Sound alluring, doesn t it? Es pecially at those increasingly-fre quent times when our sun hides beneath graying skies, and rat tling leaves are whipped about by a wind with a tirnge more than an "invigorating nip" In it. Well, all that-up-there is what Inga and Edward Hye are glory ing in right now, and all because of three things. One, because there s a nice gen tleman in this town named Artie Kosa. Two, because there's also in this town your Community Chest, which has as a friend an other nice gent known as Bob Harding. Bob and Artie havo something in common they both like to do things for Community Chest. Bob very graciously bent his more-than-able brain, in be half of the Chest, and came up with the "Mrs Red Feather Contest." And three, because Inga Hye was able to identify Viola Jennings as Mrs. Red Feather, The story of Artie and that contest is worth recounting. Knowing Artie's abilities, Jim Howe asked him to be a major in the Red Feather Campaign. Artie said that he was awfully sorry, but he'd be out of the country at campaign time. Jim expressed his understanding and regret, and that was that. But not quite. Artie is a man who feels his community obligations keenly. It bothered him, apparently, not to be able to lend his energies to his great communal understanding. Suddenly he called Jim, with a tentative idea. "Would it help any, Jim, to give a prize to that Mrs. Red Feather contest. Say a trip to Bermuda, by B.O.A.C., and a week's stay at the Eagle's Nest Hotel?" Would it help? Would it? That, gentle reader a Red Feather leaves to you to draw your own conclusions. If you've any doubts as to the worth of Artie's idea, which was dubbed the grand prize of the contest he's the Kosa Travel Agency "Artie," by the way, or did you know? just ask Inga and Eddie Hye, when they return from their wondrous trip to Bermuda! HOLLYWOOD. There's always a feud somewhere in Hollywood. Now it is Howard Hughes and Harold Lloyd. Harold starred for Hughes three years ago in "Mad Wednesday." After " one showing in Florida, Hughes brought the film back to Hollywood for recutting. Now that it's ready for release, Hughes is refusing to show Harold the re-cut version. Lloyd is refusing to coo?erate in the way of personal appearances, etc. There s a biiling argument, too. Frank Sinatra's radio sponsors sent Dinah Shore an S.O.S. they want her for two shows a week with Frank. Eleanor Powell will pJay Jane Powell's sister in an M.-G. Movie. Nw if the studio can get Dick Powell and Wiliiam Powell, the picture will be a real family affair. - - Bob Mi ten-urn just wrote a song titled "Love Never Happens to Me." It's about the only thing that hasn't. Ella Raines returned from Eu rope with a flock of new French bathing suits which she intends o wear at Palm Springs this winter. She says all the talk that French suits make women look unattractive comes from women who would look that way no matter what they wear. It took Esther Williams two years to convince American women they should swim without caps. But M.-G.-M.'s coronation robes for her role as the "Duches of Idaho," will probably never catch on with royalty. The royal burlap will be decorated with gold sequin potatoes with a crown of gold surmounted by more spuds. Back In Shape Susan Peters' ex-hubby, Richard Quine, is back in grease paint after renouncing acting for a dialog director's job. He's playing the juvenile with Maggie Sullivan's "No Sad Songs." Bing Crosby showed up at a benefit minus his toupee and the request to photographers, "No pictures, please." One enterprising lensmam saved the day. He had Rhonda Fleming throw a shawl over Birng's head, took the picture, and wrote, "Baby, it's cold out side in his caption. June Havoc and BUI Spier were recalling hysterical line blowups by actors and June told about one that broke up "The Iceman Cometh" at Westport, Conn., this sum mer. June was playing the heroine, who is referred to throughout the play only as "the girl." In one scene half a dozen burly males were sitting qn stage and actor Leo Chalzeli was supposed to say: "Quiet, boys, here comes the girl." Instead Leo said: "Quiet, girls, here comes the boy." .. It took three minutes to quiet tne audience. Frederic March and his wife, are planning for a return to Broadway in "Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep." - - - Seven years age Katie Hepburn's brother, Richard wrote a play, "The Valentines." It was purchased by William Edythe, who will try it out on the Pacific Coast to see whether It's worthy of Broadway. New joke (I hope). A drunk staggered into a bar and bet the bartender his dog could talk. The drunk asked the dog. "What goes on top of a house?" The dog replied, "Rrrroof." "Right," said the drunk. "Now, what's on the end of a horse's leg?" "Hoof," barked the mutt. "Fine." said the drunk. "Now who's the greatest baseball player of all time?;' The dog thought for a moment, then barked, "Itrrrruuth." The bartender immediately toss ed both the drunk and the dog Into the street. As they went flying through the swinging doors, the dog said to the drunk: "Maybe I should have said Di-Maggio." Competition for Montgomery Clift in the worst-dressed department. Marion- Brando, the N. Y. star here for "The Men," is running around town in tee shirts and blue jeans. In Washington By Douglas Larscn Capital Newsmen Write Book WASHINGTON Some of Lhe more ambitious members of the National Press Club have written themselves a book called "Date line: Washington." Us a pretty interesting account of the history and problems of covering the WatJiington beat, written by men who should know their subject pretty well. In his introduction. New York Times' reporter Arthur Krock sums up the Increasing complexity of reporting national affairs in this way. "By 1928 the Washington reporters who 15 years before were writing of simple political encounters and the perennial dispute over the tariil were being called on to illuminate the complicated legal issues raised by the World Court protocols. By 1938 they were deep in the politics of union labor and the economic disputes over how to conquer the depression and yet retain the free-enterprise system By 1949 then range of required knowledge had been extended to the intricacies of the Marshall Plan for Western European recovery, of the national budget, and of Soviet-American relations. And among them a group had developed with the capacity to make clear to the casual reader the scfentic biography of the atom tomb." Of particular interest to Washington reporters who arrived here during and since the war is the chapter called "The Placid Twenties," written by Fletcher Knebel, correspondent for a Cleveland paper. He writes, "The formal picss conference has become PORTRAITS By JAMES METCALFE Letters to The Editor Asks Articles On History THE FAMILY SCRAPBOOK By DR. ERNEST C. OSBORNE standard practice at the White House, but this journalistic mass-production technique had yet to intrigue whole battalions of cabinet officers, agency heads and lobbyisW Cautious Cal CMlldge On former President Coolidgc, Knebel writes: "The former Massachusetts governor, riding the crest of a pros perity wave, felt the less said by him the better. He harbored the definite theory that government should be returned to the hearth stone. Thus he was content to let the ship of state drift in the horse latitudes without daily bulletins on the condition of crew and cargo." ! Bruce Cation, an alumnus ot N.E.A. Service who turned his talents to book-writing and government public relations, provides some 'interesting comment on the federal handout press release. He claims that the government's public relations activities are "justified nowadays by the fact that they provide access to information which the press corps could not otherwise get without great trouble and expense." However, he admits it's a different story when government information bureaus exist only to build up the reputation of high government officials. "A government press office which exists to minister to the anxiety of a government official to appear in the headlines is simply a waste of taxpayers' money,' Catton writes. Catton was direc tor of public relations for the Department of Commerce when Henry Wallace was secretary of that department. He should know that it is impossible to draw a line oe-twecn the legitimate supplying of information about the activities of an agency and the building up of an individual official. Ted Koop who is now the director of Washington news for the To the Editor: Why can't "The Daily Home News" publish historical articles? The Newark News has been giving a great many such articles. Why can't you? 1 know many people would be interested. A. CHASKES, 119 North Tenth avenue. New Brunswick. Highland Park Library Praised To the Editor: Through your paper 1 would like to express my appreciation for a great institution we have here in Highland Park. I mean the Public Library which is really a valuable asset to this community, and a still greater asset is the fact that Miss Bertha Skevington is always there to heh one with the selection of a good DOOK. I have spent many an hour of pleasant and informative reading thanks to her and the library. HELENA W. BENKENKAMP, R. F. D. 5. New Brunswick. Church Women Against Parade To the Editor At the meeting of the United Council of Church Women of New Brunswick and Vicinity on World Community Day, November 4, the council voted tnat the proposed parade in New Brunswick to stimulate pre-Christmas buying was a commercialization of Christmas of which it disapproved, and instructed its corresponding secretary to write a letter to the editor of The Daily Home News to make public its action. LAURA F. ROCKWELL Corresponding Secretary, United Council of Church Women of New Brunswick and Vicinity, iff r I 1 NO BETTER WAY Whatever I may do today ... I hope it will impart . . . Sotn comfort and encouragement ... And happiness of heart ... That it will lift the weary soul ... 'And ease the ponderous plight . . . Of those who walk in darkness and . . . Who stumble in the night . . . For there can be no better way ... To prove my lasting worth ... Or justify the tLT.e that God ... Is giving me on earth ... As I consider others now . . . They will remember me . . . And they will share their friendship and . . . Their love and sympathy . . . And as I strive to do my best ... I shall improve my grade . . . And in their siriimg gratitude . . . My deeds will be repaid. Columbia Broadcasting System, and formerly a reporter for a wire service, has the burden of writing about the advent of radio on Lhe Washington news fronL Title ot the chapter he does is "We Interrupt This Program. . . . He describes the struggle of rcdlo newsmen to get equal recognition with newspaper reporters. Finally, he writes. "In 1943. a decade after Congress established separate radio galleries, news broadcasters could look around and find that most doors in the capital were as wide open to them as to their brothers of the press. Koop also writes about the first time President Truman appeared on television: The President sat, a tri2e stiffly, behind a desk. The cameras were focused, the papers were carefully arranged for his speech opening the Luc km an food conservation drive. But Mr. Trumana bow tie chose that moment to dip at a sharp angle. Bryson Rash of the American Broadcasting Company leaned across the desk to adjust it. He was fast, but not quite fast enough, for at that instant the show went on the air. Lets Explore Your Mind By ALBERT C WIGGAM. S. Sa. LET 'EM RELAX It's easy to pee that the fast- growing child under three needs lots of rest. Most of us are care ful about naps. Most of us watch for irritability or other signs that a youngster is tired. There's another period, too, at which very rapid growth takes place. That s at adolescence the time when boys and girls are beginning to become adults. Around about 13 to 16 or 17 years of age, young people need a good deal of rest. Naturally, we aren't likely to be successful if we try to insist on naps. That's "baby stuff" to them. Unfortunately, though, we parents often take a rather moralistic attitude toward some of the ways young people get their rest during these years. We don't believe they should lie abed in the mornings. It's not good for character or something. Yet this is one way on Saturdays at least when extra rest can be secured. Loafing around another habit that bothers some of us is also a legitimate way through which young people get some of the rest and relaxation they need. If one remembers that during periods when rapid growth is taking place individuals need lots of rest, it may be a bit easier for us to let 'em relax. St . IS tT UKIJ SE TO G 4ff ADvC CJ PBQSVMAL. PGOGLEMS CHBA0O 3. SiK'CS WE K'OMUAS CkE WCSlO Sm&JLD ' ' T SB COME MOZE DSCCUPAOeD TKiKI XL THOSE C HIGH A8'UT)eS yes 000 V.lta.MeiMbWil04U t T Answer to Question No. 1 Yes, as a rule, for two reasons. 1. The only way to solve life's problems is by using Intelligence. Highly intelligent people usually not always) solve their problems better than those of low intelligence. 2. Owing to lack of vocational guidance millions of people try jobs too big for them. Purdue psychologist Bemice M. Horall found far more students with low scores on the college aptitude tests were discouraged than those in the middle and high score groups College was too big a job for them. The increase in discouragement between the middle and low group was greater than between the middle and high group. Answer to Question No. 2 Yes, says Penn U. psychologist William U. Snyder in The American Psychologist. All psychologists and sociologists will applaud, first, you cannot counsel anyone accquately about personal problems in a few minutes. To do so requires a private interview and often many of them. Second, the advice, as Dr. Snyder says, is often taken by listeners' for whom it was not intended and to whom it may be extremely harmful. Third, no conscientious psych ologist would lend himself to such a prostitution of scientific psychology. Answer to Question No. 3 Yes. Most people think geography is merely learning where places and people are. Far more, it's learning what people and places are: Drs. G. T. Renner and P. F. Griffn quote Gen. George Marshall as saying after Pearl Harbor: "The nations whose leaders know. the most and best geography will win this war." Such leaders know most about the resources, character and psychology of other nations. This may pe4 victory.

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